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Greece Ranks 2nd in Counterfeit and Contraband Consumption in EU

Greece continues to have the 2nd highest rate of C&C (Counterfeit and Contraband, including Illicit Whites) consumption in the EU, at 19% of total consumption, KPMG said in a Project Sun key findings report prepared for the Royal United...

Contraband Tobacco Costs Greece Up to €1 Billion a Year

The Greek government is losing up to 1 billion euros every year from the sale of contraband cigarettes and tobacco. Last year, Greece lost an estimated 740 million euros in revenue, up from 565 million euros in 2013. The figures...

Mysterious Abandoned Ship Found in Zakynthos

Port authorities are investigating the case of a cargo ship that was found abandoned on the steep west coast of Zakynthos, Greece, on Monday, December 1. The 57-meter ship, named “AMARANTHUS” originated from Palau Islands. Port authority officers patrolling the...

Over 90 Million Illegal Cigarettes on Ferry Confiscated in Megara

Over 90 million illegal cigarettes were confiscated by the Coast Guard on a ferry in the Pachi area of Megara, west of Athens, Greece, on Saturday morning, and seven crew members of Ukrainian nationality arrested. Authorities said it is the...